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Feb 15, 2013 12:35am PST
. here's abc's bazi kanaany. >> reporter: oscar pistorius and reeva steenkamp were one of the world's hot couples. think david and victoria, or brad and angelina. but now, the paralympic superstar runner is accused of murdering his bombshell covergirl on valentine's day. >> paralympian oscar pistorius has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend. >> reporter: early thursday morning, neighbors in his exclusive gated community heard commotion and gunshots. >> at this stage, we can confirm that a young woman, a 30-year-old woman did die on the scene of gunshot wounds. a 26-year-old man has been arrested and has been charged with murder. >> reporter: police say steenkamp was shot four times with a nine millimeter pistol. the murder shocked their fans around the world. >> this is almost incomprehensible because oscar pistorius wasn't just someone celebrated for his feats on the track. he is someone who is celebrated as a humanitarian, as a trailblazer, as a champion of the disabled. >> reporter: and reeva's career was just taking off. the perfect combo of beauty and brains, the law g
Feb 14, 2013 5:30am PST
>> oscar pistorius of south africa known as the blade runner arrested after his girlfriend in a shot and killed and his home in pretoria. these are live pictures of the gated community where he lives. more on that in a few moments. this is al jazeera, live from doha. so in the news, the deal of the century. talks on a $12 billion sale of fighter jets. revealing a prisoner x. an israeli-australian man jailed under a false identity died in israeli custody. try to restore consumer confidence following a scandal. dna testing is ordered on food products right across europe. the south african olympic athlete oscar pistorius has been arrested after his girlfriend was found shot dead and his home. it's been reported by south african media, but police would only say they have arrested a 26-year-old man. a policewoman said that he and his 30-year-old girlfriend reeva steenkamp or in the house and there had been previous incident at the house. she was shot several times and confirmed dead at the scene. the suspect is expected to appear in court in the coming hours and is being charged
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
's a good chance most of us will never win an oscar. >> however if you want to hold one, that's a different story. the gold guy is on a road trip and we will introduce you. >> a live look outside baltimore at the inner harbor. a little mix out there. a live look for you winter storm coming to the north. we will be impacted but how badly? lynette charles has an answer. >> all right. we have rain, snow and freezing rain and this is all going to be in the forecast for today. but we have a windy side to the storm. i will detail that coming up. >> reporter: we are dealing with a wintery mix along interstate 70 in frederick. i will let you know what traffic looks like on 95 and 83 coming up on good morning maryland. >>> a live look this morning at the big apple. the streets of new york let's head that way for a check of today's tech bites. >> reporter: in today's tech bites more evidence that facebook weaves a tangled web. many users were redirected to a facebook error page. but it affected those also logged into facebook which is now fixed the problem. you can find hundreds of stolen film on you
Feb 12, 2013 12:35am EST
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Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
" in pretoria. >> the home of oscar pistorius, where he's accused of murdering his girlfriend this morning. high walls, electric fences and police cars. his luxury villa now a murder scene. in a country with countless national icons,s bytorus earned a place amongst them and with his new girlfriend, a model and law graduate, his image became even more marketable. their relationship captured by glossy magazines. but at sunrise today he was pictured once again, this time wearing a hoodie as he was led from his home under arrest. then glimpsed again briefly as he was taken to a police station to spend the night inside a cell a man who spent months promoting his image was concealing it tonight. police were not obliged to reveal any details but chose to reveal past allegations of domestic violence. >> i can confirm there have previously been previous incidents at the home of oscar pistorius. i won't elaborate on that, there have previously been incidents. >> of violence? >> of allegations of domestic nature. >> reporter: his lawyers rushed to his side and were asked about his state of mind. >> he's ve
Feb 12, 2013 12:35am PST
"hunger games" to "silver linings playbook" she is captivating audiences everywhere. oscar front-runner jennifer lawrence talks tinseltown parties and hollywood royalty. >>> and swimsuit inc. a show-stopping cover as kate upton graces "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition once more. we go inside the big business of a well-worn bikini. >>> keep it right here, america. "nightline" is back in just 60 seconds. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. [ female announcer ] in just 60 seconds, you can't get more italian. it's on. let's roll. >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with bill weir. >> if the last 600 years have taught us anything it's that popes don't quit. there is no league of retired pontiffs, no holy father rest home. it is a job for life or at least it was until this morning when over a billion catholics did a double take over the news that benedict xvi had g
Feb 14, 2013 12:35am PST
bailout and whose investors lost millions. >>> fighting for "lincoln". she's up for oscar number three. tonight, sally field tells us about her fight to play the president's wife. >> keep it right >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden. >> good evening, and thanks for joining us. tonight, a four-day pleasure cruise turned hellish ordeal. 4,200 people are being towed back to shore tonight trapped aboard the carnival cruise ship that lost power in the gulf of mexico sunday. the passengers onboard describe nightmarish scenes of squalor. >> reporter: tonight, stranded at sea. as seen today from above, the carnival triumph being towed to port in mobile, alabama. it is day four of what has turned into the holiday from hell for the more than 4,000 people onboard. bethany is aboard, they spoke briefly before the phone cut out. >> all you hear on those phone calls is crying and talking about i'm gonna die, i'm gonna die. >> reporter: rob and stephanie had hoped for a beautiful wedding at sea. married on the ship just a few days ago. they are now spending their honeymo
Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm EST
." >> this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am jane o'brien. oscar pistorius, known worldwide as a runner, faces murder charges after his girlfriend is shot dead in his home. and american airlines and united air ways tied the knot this valentine's day, but will travelers love the merger? and a new exhibition looks at how our revere artist -- are revered artist dealt with -- welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. oscar pistorius, south of arco's olympic and paralytic will -- paralympics running start, it is better known as the blade runner. he faces murder charges after his girlfriend was shot dead early this morning. our correspondent andrew harding is in pretoria and starts our coverage from their. >> there has never been anyone quite like him, the blade runner, of global sensation. but police say that's oscar pistorius is a murder suspect, accused of killing his girlfriend. the story begins at pistorius's home, a closely guarded estate. >> a 26-year-old woman did die on the scene of a gunshot wound. heat has been charged with m
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
his reputation and the safety of his fans. >> -- coming up, foster -- oscar pistorius officially charged in the murder of his friend. >> what is next for carnival cruise ship triumph >> talk about a beautiful day for thousands of carnival cruise passengers finally on their way home this afternoon. we are at the terminal in mobile, alabama, with the latest on the situation. >> in new orleans this morning, a small, but significant step. in a -- and on brushes her teeth. >> i cannot get clean enough. i feel disgusting. >> despair turned into jubilation as triumph arrived last night with family and friends reuniting with loved ones. >> i love them so much and i worry the whole time they were gone. >> an engine fire left the ship without power. toilets began overflowing with no air-conditioning and food was tough to get. >> it was like post-natural disaster, but stuck on a boat with 2400 people and the poor workers. >> the passengers had high praise for the staff that kept smiling and working in the the chaos. two passengers emerged newly engaged. >> she said yes, obviously. that was
Feb 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
games in london. oscar pistorius, the blade runner, who inspired so many people, charged with murder tonight after the death of his girlfriend. nbc's rehema ellis is here with us in the studio with the latest on this. rehema, good evening. >> good evening, brian. you cannot overstate how significant oscar pistorius is to people who will face obstacles and struggle to overcome them. he's a national hero in south africa. and that's why today's news is so devastating to so many. >> and there's the start, in a landbreaking moment. >> oscar pistorius marked a stunning achievement at the 2012 london olympics. >> oscar pistorius sets on his way in the first round of the 400 meters. >> today, the world was stunned again when the superstar athlete was arrested and charged with murder after his girlfriend was found shot at his upscale south african home. >> at this stage, we can confirm that a young woman did die on the scene of gunshot wounds. >> police say there are no other suspects. neighbors in the quiet gated community reported hearing noise coming from the home earlier in the evening. >
Feb 15, 2013 5:30am PST
>> oscar pistorius breaks down in tears after being formally charged in court with the murder of his girlfriend. hello. welcome. live from doha. also on the program -- >> we are all together and in tears. everyone is overwhelmed. thanks and now the nightmare is over. passengers finally get off a cruise ship that was adrift for days. in russia, hundreds have been injured in a meteor shower. and -- >> how many film -- female film directors can you name, aside from kathryn bigelow >> nearly 100 women have been made -- nearly 100 films have been made by women here, and that is what makes this different from the rest. >> olympic sprinter oscar pistorius has formally been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. he entered the court with his head bowed, broke down in tears as the charge was formally conferred. prosecutors said that he will argue -- they will argue it was premeditated murder when he shot dead reeva steenkamp at his home. the hearing has been put off until tuesday. here are live pictures from outside the court. waiting to catch a glimpse of pistorius as he lives --
Feb 12, 2013 5:00am PST
♪. ♪. ♪. >>> muy pronto serÁ la entrega del oscar, tal vez no sepa que la prestigiosa estatuilla es el fruto de trabajo de hispanos. indÍgenas victimas de violencia de gÉnero, se unen para exigir sus derechos, le contamos en "primer impacto extra." >>> hola quÉ tal, les saluda bÁrbara, bienvenidos a otro "primer impacto extra", el oscar es fruto de trabajo de muchos hispanos, en chicaco encontramos a un grupo de los nuestros que espera el gran dÍa. julie nos lleva a conocerlos veamos. >>> jorge comenzÓ cortando laminas en la fabrica hace 16 aÑos, y supervisa el equipo de 99 mexicanos que producen cientos de premios, entre ellos el oscar. >>> tenemos 3500 dÓlares para el pÚblico. empezando con el oscar, el emmy, el (nombre en inglÉs). >>> es una empresa fundada hace 75 aÑos, desde finales de noviembre comienzan el trabajo, para finales de enero tienen listas las 50 de la noche de los mejores. el primer paso es el vertido del brinanio, una aleaciÓn de cobre y estanio. gonzÁlez lleva quince aÑos dedicado a pulirlas. >>> me siento orgulloso. soy hispano, y espero que alguien lo estÉ
Feb 12, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> the oscars are coming up, the biggest night in hollywood. to get everyone ready, the oscar statute himself is going on a little tour. >> i'm ben, this is an oscar. >> we're taking this thing on a road trip across the united states. >> we'll come to you. >> new york, and chicago and houston. we're going to be all over the map. >> they're wanting people to get ready for the oscar and in the process people can hold oscar. >> oh. that's cool. that's an opportunity of a lifetime. >> they say it will go about anywhere. they've been re-enacting some famous movie moments. for example, "rocky." they also went to cats deli and had some folks re-enact the famous orgasm scene from "when harry met sally." >> do meg ryan. >> yes yes yes. >> i'll have what she's having. >> to tell us more about this tour we have comedians angie and ben via skype right this minute. what has been your favorite moment? >> one of my personal favorites is i got to ride the zamboni at a new jersey devils game. that i didn't know was a life-long dream until i got on it and i was like, this is a life-long dream. >> i went to a n
Feb 14, 2013 11:00am PST
. katie marzullo was live in the newsroom with the latest twist in this stunning story. >> oscar pistorius originally had a court appearance this afternoon, hours after the shooting but it has been poet pointed until tomorrow morning to give forensics more time to gather evidence. the question: was the deadly shooting an accident or not? (inaudible). >> we were the scene home of the well-known athlete. >> last summer, oscar pistorius, or "the plaid runner" was the first double amputee track athlete to compete and now hides his face in a hootedded sweatshirt moving between jail and court charged with the murder of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, who was shot to death in his home. abc is reporting she was shot four times. >> she was always willing to listen to you, give you advise. >> it doesn't feel real yet. >> some neighbors are reeling, others are interviewed by police as witnesses. there are reports of an argument or shouting the scene home, and the two were the only ones there. there is no sign of forced entry and police have been called to the house before for allegations of domestic
Feb 15, 2013 11:00am PST
on the stunning fall from grace from superstar oscar pistorius and his stern response to accusations he killed his girlfriend. >> the not so triumphant return home, what stranded passengers had to stay about their ordeal. >> a nation-wide honor for some of the victims of the sandy hook elementary school school shooting and how the president is recognizing some of the heroes who >> a stranded cruise ship finally docked in mobile, alabama, following a miserable voyage at sea, exhausted passengers kissing the ground after citizenning off the ship. the nightmare began on sunday when a fire knocked out the four engines leaving them stranded in the gulf of mexico. >> there was sewage everywhere. we use the restaurant where we brushed our teeth. >> images shows tent villages set up to keep them away from the leaking sewage and smells below deck. some passengers cannot cash a break, a chartered bus take them to new orleans broke down this morning. the c.e.o. of carnival is offering reimbursement, a free cruise, and $500 and an apology. >> tonight on "20/20" a look at what went on during the eight day trip
Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
, of global sensation. but police say that's oscar pistorius is a murder suspect, accused of killing his girlfriend. the story begins at pistorius's home, a closely guarded estate. >> a 26-year-old woman did die on the scene of a gunshot wound. heat has been charged with murder. >> the police said that neighbors heard a loud voices at the house overnight and then gunshots. they said there were previous domestic incidents at the helm. pistorius could have shot his girlfriend by accident after mistaking her as a burglar. >> allegations had been made was as the deceased burglar. we were very surprised and those allegations did not come from us. >> the dead woman has been identified as reeva steenkamp, a well-known south african model. their relationship and their careers rarely out of the headlines here. >> she was a really vibrant personality and other really wicked sense of humor. the fact that she was so beautiful, it was there, but it was not the main thing. she was a really great person. fun to hang out with. >> the murder has stunned south africa. >> it is difficult to take it all in.
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am EST
to gmt on bbc world news. our top stories. a global sporting icon charged with murder. oscar pistorius, the blade runner of south thesobs in court. accused of premeditated killing of his girlfriend in a cage which has horrified as out there for,. incoming fire on planet earth. extraordinary images of the meteor that hit russia and left hundreds injured. an end to the holiday from hell. the crew ships docks and passengers relive the nightmare cruise. >> the worst was the toilet conditions, having to go in the gs. >> and in the ba business news. >> it is meant to be about getting countries to grow again. cutting the value of their currency to make exports cheaper. many say it is cheating. say japan is the worst offender. they will be meeting in moscow this weekend to thrash it out. london, 7:00y in in the morning in washington, 2:00 p.m. in pretoria, south africa. olympic and paralympic at least oscar pistorius, the double amputee, has appeared in court and been charged with murder. he broke down in tears as prosecutors announced they would pursue a charge of premeditated murder. his law
Feb 15, 2013 1:00am PST
passengers. >>> eight minutes past the hour, south african owe limp pan oscar pistorius, one of the heroes of the 2012 games in london in court for a bail hearing after being charged with killing his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. authorities say the 26-year-old pistorius shot steenkamp four times early thursday morning at his home. pistorius a double amputee make olympic history when he computed in the summer games on his carbon fiber blade legs. what is the very latest on this investigation? >> at this moment, oscar pistorius is making his way to the courthouse. this will be the first moment that he will officially face the charge of murder. it's such a far cry of how he was viewed in this country and around the world a few days ago. his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp this was the hollywood version of a power couple. as the hours move on and as details emerge, the scenario what took place in his home on valentine's day is appearing to be much more disturbing. oscar pistorius covers himself with a coat as he makes his way to the magistrate's court in south africa where he faces a charge
Feb 14, 2013 12:00pm EST
in south africa have opened a murder case against double amputee oscar pistorius, who is accused of killing his girlfriend earlier this morning. we have the latest from south africa. >> the details of precisely what took place in the early hours of this morning is still sketchy, but what is known is horrifying many of south africans. oscar pistorius was arrested earlier this morning. we are told there was a shooting incident area authorities are allowed to say very little. >> we can confirm there was a shooting incident at the home of the well-known paralympic athlete oscar pistorius. we can confirm that a young woman did die on the scene. >> it has been widely reported that a 26-year-old man being referred to is oscar pistorius, that he was arrested, and he will later appear in front of a magistrate. >> the reason it is not today is because the police are still conducting an investigation. >> he is idolized across the country that has no shortage of national icons. his court appearance will be watched closely by people across the country. >> here in baltimore, the police trainee that was s
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
you very much. >> thank you. >> what an ordeal. oh, my goodness. >>> now, to olympic hero oscar pistorius, weepg in court this morning where he was formally charged with murder of his model girlfriend. abc's bazikanani has more on this story. >> reporter: the world-famous athlete once again hid from the cameras as police and family escorted him from the jailhouse where he spent last night, to the courthouse, where he stood before a judge and a packed courtroom. he put his face in his hands and sobbed. oscar pistorius, a six-time paralympic gold medalist. and first double-amputee to compete in the olympics, is now accused of the valentine's day murder of his stunning cover model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. police say that, at about 3:00 a.m., steenkamp was shot four times with a 9 millimeter pistol, possibly this one recovered from inside pistorius' home, in a heavy-guarded luxury estate. local media speculated he had mistaken steenkamp for a burglar. but investigators have another theory. >> previous allegations of domestic -- >> reporter: pistorius has been arrested for assaul
Feb 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >>> and in the rewrite tonight, the england that oscar wild would not recognize. england has gone from throwing oscar wild in jail for a crime of homosexuality to this week's vote house of commons overwhelmingly voting for legalizing same-sex marriage. that's coming up. there's nothing better than salon color, full of beautiful highlights and lowlights. that's why nice'n easy builds dimension into every shade. so here's a challenge: love the gorgeous dimension of nice'n easy or we'll pay for a salon color. take the salon challenge, from nice'n easy. >>> our big yet tomorrow is paul krugman who will join me next. that's why i'm wearing the glasses. it makes me look smart. i'm talking like nobel prize winners. >>> and it turns out, begging works. you don't have to take my word for it. lynn marie sager posted on our facebook page, your begging worked. i have liked you for years but only just now clicked the button. that's right. i begged last night for people to "like" us on facebook. blessings white said, lawrence, you did not need to beg. we truly like your show. tomorrow just give folks a gentle remi
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am EST
to worse, as we talk live to the passengers. >>> also breaking this morning, olympic hero, oscar pistorius, holds his head in his hands, weeping in court. charged with the murder of his model girlfriend. as cops hold what may be the gun he used to shoot her. >>> we're going to have a baby. >> and special delivery. the street buried in two feet of snow after the massive storm. the mom who couldn't wait for the plows. her whole neighborhood pulling her on a sled to get to the hospital. get ready to meet the miracle blizzard baby. >>> and good morning, america. happy friday to robin, heading into her last weekend before it's back to work. just five more days. >> a long weekend. >> great to have elizabeth vargas here. and a whole lot happened while all of you were sleeping. three, big, breaking stories. you see the pictures. right there, from the massive meteorite, just terrifying some there in eastern russia, thought the world was ending. >> and look at that streak. that streak of light in the sky. people did think the world was ending. explosions, sounded like bombs were going off. and right
Feb 14, 2013 5:00am EST
oscar pistorius and his model girlfriend. >>> hiding in plain sight. new details on christopher dorner's last days including one couple's harrowing hostage ordeal. >> and desperation below decks. arguments over food break out as a crippled cruise ship slowly limbs towards shore. >>> taking a dive. look at this. a boxer is in trouble for hitting the mat after the video clearly shows his opponent swung and missed. >> oh. >> you can't do that. >> yikes. >> good morning, welcome to "early start," everyone, i'm john berman. >> nothing like video action to prove what really happened. >> i'm zoraida sambolin, thursday, february 14th. happy valentine's day. >> 5:00 a.m. in the east. i don't want to get people nervous here. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> we are starting with breaking news this morning. a sports world shocker. a shooting at the home of the blade runner, olympic and paralympic track superstar oscar pistorius. his girlfriend identified by the south african press agency as former fhm model, reeva steenkamp is dead. robin kurnow is following the story. what do we know right now?
Feb 14, 2013 6:30pm EST
of the olympic games, the "blade runner," oscar pistorius accused of killing his girl friend. what really happened inside his heavily fortified home. >>> the gift of sight. a big medical breakthrough tonight. the way doctors are restoring vision to the blind. >>> and a big change in the air. two big names announce they're merging to form the world's biggest airline. less competition, fewer choices. will it mean higher ticket prices for everyone who flies? "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. tonight the carnival cruise line vessel "triumph" with 4,200 souls on board is slowly making its way into port in mobile, alabama. and for those poor souls on board, conditions are miserable. they have dealt with sewage, foot shortages and no circulating air. people are hungry and dirty and even when the vessel reaches the dock, it won't be over. it will take hours to disembark. and the process they are hoping passengers take easily. the company will take all it has to keep it orderly. here's what
Feb 15, 2013 2:30pm PST
. for paralympic superstar oscar pistorius, who denies killing his goal friend. -- this is the "journal." >> call it a cosmic coincidence -- a media blast over the skies had -- just hours after a very close flyby on a much bigger asteroid. >> that asteroid is due to fly past the earth in a matter of minutes. more and that in a moment, but first, to the events of russia. the media or was first spotted at around 9:20 a.m. local time. russia's academy of science said it into the atmosphere at a speed of over 50,000 kilometers per hour and then shattered into pieces. >> the media is thought to have been just about two meters across, but that was enough to cause a massive sonic boom, and it was far from harmless. hundreds of people were injured, most of them by shattering glass. >> a rare moment caught on camera -- don turned to daylight as the media or into the earth's atmosphere with a bang -- dawn turned to daylight. it streaked above the sky leaving a white trail. mobile phones stopped working. the shock wave set off car alarms, and local residents were left wondering what was happening. >> i saw
Feb 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
the importance of studying hard, listening to their teachers and eating healthy. >>> ah, oscar, welcome to baltimore. the famous statue is on a three- week road trip. it made a stop at inner harbor today. fans were able to hold oscar and take pictures with him and give acceptance speeches. one oscar fan put on her best cocktail dress to pose with the statue. >> i'm a big fan of the movies. i watch faithfully. my best friend and i have a tradition. she's from charlotte. we fly to be together for every oscar. we always make sure we can watch the show together. it's really important to us. >> very cool. now her friend has to get a picture like that. spearman was given bleacher tickets to the oscar's red carpet as well as a chance to go to the people magazine viewing party. you can watch the academy awards right here on february 24 at 7 p.m. >>> and now, maryland's most accurate forecast. >> we'll start off with the broad perspective. look at the size and scope of this powerhouse winter storm. we'll take you right into the eye of the storm. new york city northward getting that winter mix. b
Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST
have of oscar after his arrest. we will go live in a moment to south africa. >> the police said they were called to this day to a town house complex in the early hours of the morning. when they arrived, they found paramedics trying to revive a woman who had been shot an unspecified number of times and sustained wounds to her head and upper body. she died at the scene and a 9 millimeter pistol was recovered. the 36-year-old bladrunner taken into custody. the dead woman was a model and the athletes girlfriend. initially, there was speculation he may have mistaken her for a burglar. the police spoke of previous incidents that the house. >> i will not elaborate. of allegations of domestic violence. >> oscar pretorius made mr. lester when he became the first double amputee track athlete to compete in the olympics. >> the south african sporting context "he is someone who has overcome great difficulty in his own personal life. he was able to run in the olympics not just in the para- olympics and is in sporting royalty in south africa. >> africa has some of the highest rates for violent
Feb 14, 2013 11:00am PST
superstar oscar castorias is now officially charged with the murder of his girlfriend. we'll get a live report out of africa. >>> and msnbc's mary carillo will join us. >>> and msnbc's joe scarborough, republican and a conservative says is quote laced with racial overtones. we'll read some of that op-ed. >>> and if you see random flash mobs singing a new song, it's called "break the chain" it's a global call to action. it was created to move people to end violence against women and girls. [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't know about flood insurance may shock you -- including the fact that a preferred risk policy starts as low as $129
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am PST
affair characterization oscar pistorius formally charged with murder. prosecutors will prove he planned to kill will his girlfriend. he wrobroke can down in tears i the courtroom today, his agent telling cnn that he rejects the charges in the strongest terms. more details on that. we'll be live from south africa in just a few minutes. >>> and hugh go sigh chew go h to have a tracheotomy and cannot speak now. he also released this picture of president chavez in a hospital bed surroundedhave a tracheotom speak now. he also released this picture of president chavez in a hospital bed surroundeda tracheotomy and now. he also released this picture of president chavez in a hospital bed surrounded by his kids. he has not been seen in public or tv since surgery. and of course kicking off the hour with a story that is unbelievable here. almost seems like science fiction, but it is very real. this is what happened in russia. it was a meteor moving at super sonic speed. streaking through the skies. this is in a mountain region. explosions, a huge flash and big boom all of this happening on the sam
Feb 14, 2013 7:00pm EST
took a dark turn today. south african oscar pistorius who ran with carbon fiber blades in place of the legs that he lost as a child, was arrested today in the murder of his girlfriend. we have more from mark phillips. >> reporter: he was the blade runner, the poster boy for disabled athletes. she was the glamorous cover girl, super model and reality tv star. together, reeva steenkamp and oscar pistorius were the glamour couple on the south african social circuit. now, she is dead multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body. and he's hiding his face in police custody. pistorius had spoken of his high hopes for his then-new girlfriend late last year. >> are you dating anyone special? >> i am seeing someone. she's a wonderful girl. >> reporter: south africa is a violent place. guns are everywhere, including in oscar pistorius' house. the blade runner's success, both on the paralimpic circuit and racing for the first time in the london olympics against able-bodied athletes has earned him a lot of money. he's a prime burglary target and in this square gated community is said to keep
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